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TOP STORIES – Monday, 22 January 2024

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

As of 5:00 p.m., Monday, 22 January 2024

A China Coast Guard (CCG) personnel appears to grab a Filipino fishing boat from a Filipino fishermen off Bajo de Masinloc, Zambales on Jan. 12, 2024. The Philippine Coast Guard said the CCG directed the crew of the boat to return the sea shells he gathered back into the sea. (Courtesy of Wilfredo Pepito via PCG / Facebook)

1. WEST PHL SEA DISPUTE:

-PHL condemns China Coast Guard's harassment of Filipino fishermen off Bajo de Masinloc

-PCG: DFA to decide diplomatic action in Scarborough harassment

-Resupply mission in Ayungin Shoal postponed last weekend — AFP

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Manila Times, People's Tonight, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/1/22/ph-condemns-china-coast-guard-s-harassment-of-filipino-fishermen-off-bajo-de-masinloc

2. CHARTER CHANGE:

-Be careful with Cha-cha signature drive comments, DILG execs told

-Cha-cha not an urgent national concern for Filipinos — OCTA survey

-Lawyer to COMELEC: Stop receiving signature sheets, they’ve no value

-BBM-Duterte supporters push for Cha-cha through Con-con, oppose people’s initiative

-House leader: No coercion or cash for people’s initiative

-Groups rally vs. Cha-cha ahead of resumption of Congress session

-Congress urged: Legislate wage hike instead of Cha-cha

-[Abante, ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, GMA News, OneNews, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Rappler, Remate, The PhilippineSTAR, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1892441/fwd-abalos-on-valmocinas-statement-on-peoples-initiative

3. Congress resumes today with only 4 LEDAC bills waiting approval

[GMA News, CNN Philippines, Manila Standard, Business Mirror, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, People’s Journal, Abante Tonite]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/21/romualdez-house-ledac-priority-bills.html

4. Sara thanks Imee for supporting Dutertes

[Abante Tonite, GMA News, Manila Times, Philstar, OneNews, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/1/22/vp-sara-thanks-sen-imee-for-supporting-duterte-family

5. Dela Rosa calls on Malacañang to tell whether ICC probers have entered PHL

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1892486/dela-rosa-to-president-have-you-now-allowed-icc-to-conduct-probe

6. PUV MODERNIZATION:

-PISTON, Manibela gear for another transport strike

-LTO: Laguna fatal jeepney mishap highlights need to modernize PUVs

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/22/2327653/piston-gears-another-transport-strike

7. Gasoline, diesel prices up for 3rd straight week Tuesday; kerosene unchanged

[Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/894939/gasoline-diesel-prices-up-for-3rd-straight-week-tuesday-kerosene-unchanged/story/?just_in

8. Marcos orders energy plan for agencies amid El Niño

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Manila Times, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314409181/marcos-orders-energy-plan-for-agencies.html

9. DILG says 25,000 barangays now have community gardens

[GMA News, Manila Times, People’s Journal, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1892132/dilg-says-25000-barangays-now-have-community-gardens

10. Sandigan clears ex-Makati mayor Elenita Binay of graft, malversation over P9.9-M medical purchase

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/894960/sandigan-clears-ex-makati-mayor-elenita-binay-of-graft-malversation-over-p9-9-m-medical-purchase/story/?just_in

11. Pia Cayetano becomes first female chairperson of Senate blue ribbon

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1892492/pia-cayetano-becomes-first-female-chairperson-of-senate-blue-ribbon

12. Cop linked to missing beauty queen sacked

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/18/24/cop-linked-to-missing-beauty-queen-sacked

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